State faces fine over undeclared bullets, lighter

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by Your Alaska Link News Team

The state faces a fine of at least $7,000 after a lawmaker attempted to ship bullets, a cigarette lighter and an aerosol can by air to Juneau.

Wasilla Rep. Wes Keller said he plans to reimburse the state for the penalty. He called it an embarrassing mistake.

The 2013 incident was made public at a Legislative Council meeting Wednesday.

Reports say the council adopted a new policy on shipping household goods from lawmakers' home districts to Juneau for session to meet a condition set by federal authorities to reduce the initial penalty.

If there is another violation, the Legislature could be assessed the maximum fine of $75,000 and have suspended a number issued by the Transportation Security Administration to vouch for a shipper's integrity.

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